Removal, ban, forfeiture: Landmark rulings against embattled CJN Onnoghen

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen
The embattled Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen (CJN) was on Thursday convicted by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

BREAKING: CCT convicts Onnoghen, bans him from holding office for 10 years (+VIDEO)

Onnoghen was accused of false and non-declaration of assets.


In delivering his judgement, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar,  stated that Onnoghen is hereby:

– Removed from office as CJN and Chairman of NJC


VIDEO: Walter Onnoghen leaves court after CCT sacks him as CJN


– Banned from holding office for the period of 10 years


– The money in the 5 accounts that the defendant has failed to declare be confiscated, seized and forfeited to the FGN as it is proven that the money was gotten illegally and the defendant has not provided any evidence of how he got them

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